£30m rated Championship hotshot told Leicester City would be ‘good move’

Leicester City have been suggested as ‘a good move’ for Championship goal star Ivan Toney.

The prolific Brentford striker took his incredible tally to 32 on Saturday when he slotted home from the penalty spot as the Bees beat Bournemouth 3-1 to book their place in the play-off finals against Swansea City, and the chance for promotion to the Premier League.

But even if Toney steps up to the top flight with the West Londoners, the £30m rated centre-forward is expected to be a wanted man this summer.

Brentford will be desperate to hang on to their leading goal getter who has topped the Championship goal charts, but failure to gain promotion would almost certainly pave the way for a move for the 25-year-old who signed for Thomas Frank’s side for £5m from Peterborough United last summer.

And former Foxes front man Marcus Bent, who had a season-long loan spell from Ipswich Town in 2003/04, scoring nine league goals in 33 appearances under Micky Adams, believes Toney would be a great fit.

Brendan Rodgers is keen to strengthen his attack as he looks for a long-term replacement for 34-year-old Jamie Vardy.

Bent told This is Futbol: “They (Brentford) couldn’t turn down that money for him, and he would probably want to leave to go to a bigger club. Leicester would be a good move for him.

“But you can look at certain players in the past going from the Championship to the Premier League – like Zaha to Manchester United.

“He wasn’t quite ready; it didn’t work out for him.

“You’ve got to watch where you go, although the money, the lights and titles will scream at you, but you must be honest and ask yourself ‘is that the right move for me’?”

 

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